CCM Orchestras Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Robert Schumann’s Birth

Annunziata Tomaro conducts a rehearsal in Teatro Nuovo.

Annunziata Tomaro conducts a rehearsal in Teatro Nuovo.

CCM Orchestras will begin its fall concert season with the Schumann Bicentennial Festival, a celebration of Schumann’s timeless compositional prowess and diverse repertoire. Performances will showcase symphonies, overtures and the Piano Concerto in A Minor, with soloist and Eminent Scholar in Chamber Music, James Tocco. Ulrich Nicolai, conductor and professor at the Hochscule für Musik und Theater (University of Music and Performing Arts) in Munich, will guest conduct the festival’s opening and closing concerts. A series of free Schumann Festival Atrium Concerts will also be held to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Robert Schumann’s birth.

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Announcing CCM’s Fall 2010 Schedule of Major Events

With the start of UC’s fall quarter mere days away, we are happy to announce our full fall schedule of major events. CCM presents nearly 1,000 public events throughout the year and offers free admission to many of its performances. All events listed take place on the CCM campus and are free unless otherwise indicated. Some events require paid admission; please see individual event information for details and ordering information. View a digital version of our Fall Events Booklet at http://tinyurl.com/CCM-Fall-2010.

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Announcing CCM’s 2010-11 Studio Series

CCM is pleased to announce details for the 2010-11 CCM Studio Series of opera, musical theatre and drama. This year’s Studio Series features seven productions in CCM’s intimate and versatile “black box” space, the Cohen Family Studio Theater, along with a special Studio Series opera produced in Patricia Corbett Theater and a festival of new dramatic works that will utilize spaces throughout CCM Village.

The Studio Series runs from Oct. 21, 2010 through May 29, 2011. All Studio Series events held in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater are free and open to the general public, although reservations are required. Reservations may be made the week of each show only by contacting the CCM Box Office by phone at 513-556-4183. For additional information, visit www.ccm.uc.edu. Full production and ticketing details after the jump!

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CCM Spoleto Faculty member and concert soloist James Tocco performed "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra N. 5" by Beethoven

CCM Festival Honored by Pro Loco and Comune di Spoleto

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City officials of the Comune di Spoleto honored the artistic and cultural contributions of the CCM Spoleto Festival, now in its inaugural year, at a gala dinner on Saturday, August 7.  The Pro Loco di Spoleto, a volunteer organization that promotes the city and local activities, hosted the reception.

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CCM Prep Helps Celebrate “Play Me, I’m Yours: Greater Cincinnati”

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Beginning at 7pm on Thursday, August 12th, the University of Cincinnati will present a very special recital featuring CCM Prep faculty and students. Set on the porch and plaza of UC’s Tangeman University Center, the recital is part of Play Me, I’m Yours: Greater Cincinnati, an internationally touring street-art exhibit featuring the work of Luke Jerram. Video and more after the jump.

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2010-11 Mainstage Series of Drama, Musical Theatre and Opera

CCM is pleased to announce details for the 2010-11 Mainstage Series of drama, musical theatre and opera productions.

The 2010-2011 Mainstage Season will sweep you away – from Argentina to small town America, from riotous farce to the deepest of human emotions and across a landscape of truly great works in musical theatre, drama and opera. With sensational Tony Award-winning musical theatre hits, comedy and pathos from the American master playwright Thornton Wilder and opera in all of its glory, each title will be brought to life by the brightest and freshest young talent in Cincinnati. Here is a first look at what next season has to offer:

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